Master Your Math Class!
Master Your Math Class!
I began tutoring in 2011 - my junior year of college. My academic background is in math and social sciences: psychology and education. Thus, I help both on students struggling in math and students in college or graduate school who need help with research. Having studied for many different types of exams/ placement tests for college and graduate school, I am well versed with the test prep process and the admissions essays requirements. My students come from all walks of life and after studying...
I began tutoring in 2011 - my junior year of college. My academic background is in math and social sciences: psychology and education. Thus, I help both on students struggling in math and students in college or graduate school who need help with research. Having studied for many different types of exams/ placement tests for college and graduate school, I am well versed with the test prep process and the admissions essays requirements. My students come from all walks of life and after studying with me have gone onto competitive state universities, obtained their GED with honors, gotten into graduate school or enrolled in a doctoral program. I draw on my life experiences and the experiences of my students to create scenarios and examples that are relevant and concise. I do not muddy waters with fancy language or complicated explanations.
Math: I am drawn to teaching math to college and adult students. I teach high school and college math - Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Elementary / Intermediate / College Math - as well as prepare high school students for SAT and ACT testing. I also help students returning to school prepare for the GED, GRE and college math placement tests.
Writing: I have helped dozens of students with research proposals, college papers, and thesis / capstone projects in a variety of disciplines. With my experience in two undergraduate programs and two graduate programs, I know what professors are looking for with college and graduate writing and teach that to my students so they can be successful in their courses as well. I have one student who I started working with when she was an undergraduate, and she was so encouraged by her improvement in writing that she is now in a Ph.D program.
My first session with a student is an exploration of the student's likes, dislikes, classroom environment, student's preferred method of learning, and most importantly - goals. The best progress I have seen is that in which I know the student. To teach effectively, one must first understand.
It is this personal interest and great enthusiasm in seeing my students succeed that makes me stand out. I cheer when my students understand concepts and can explain material back to me. I have had several students that despised math turn to me and say "I love math!" or "Math makes sense!" This is the highest level of accomplishment I hope to achieve. I high five my students frequently. I use props and movement to explain concepts instead of sitting at a desk working out problems on a paper. Learning is meant to be interactive, and I am not an idle teacher. Sparking an interest and enthusiasm toward math is my ultimate goal. I can help you or your child with virtually any concept in math. I look forward to working together!
I enjoy working with Melody very personable and helpful.Mariah, 3 lessons with Melody
very knowledgeable-great tutor
First lesson with melody went great in intermediate math college level - planning on continuing tutor sessions through finals and next semester math as well- understands the math and has great suggestions- very patient and helpfulSharon, 3 lessons with Melody
Melody S has really help me get through college algebra this semester. She is very patient and will give extra examples. Melody S sends extra links via email to helping solve more problems. She’ll give an extra homework guide with similar questions for even further practice. Melody S helped me understand concepts I wasn’t understanding in class. She makes college algebra fun, enjoyable, and surprisingly easy! My grade has gone up tremendously in class. Melody comes prepared and ready to teach. She’s an awesome tutor! I highly recommend her if you need a math tutor.Rachel, 2 lessons with Melody
She really helped me fix up my paper so it looked professional and was done according to what the guidelines were! She was also quick to resend it and was very helpfulRebecca, 4 lessons with Melody
Melody taught me imaginary numbers today and we went over some grammar. She was very patient and helpful and made learning very fun. I have never enjoyed tutoring but today I loved it because Melody made me feel confident in what I was doing.Denise, 6 lessons with Melody
Got us out of a last minute jam!
My son had an exam he realized last minute he will not be prepared for I contacted melody and within minutes she was able to accommodate us the same day within a few hours. My son said she was a great tutor helped him figure out the problems on his own preparing him well for his exam. I recommend Melody she is a kind hearted and professional young lady.Sandy, 2 lessons with Melody
Great personality and tutoring style!
Melody has a great sense of humor and her teaching style is very visual which helps me out so much!Todd, 6 lessons with Melody
Best math tutor I have ever had!!!
Melody coached me in ACT Math, and she taught me so many new advanced concepts in a way that made it really easy and enjoyable!! She was very kind and patient, and she made me start to love math again!! If I could have her as my full-time math teacher, I would. Thank you so so much, Melody!Mohammad, 30 lessons with Melody
incredible young woman, excellent tutor
Melody is absolutely amazing with my son, she's able to connect with him and actually makes the process of algebra I fun for him. she takes the time to relate to him on a personal level in order to get the best out of him. he felt comfortable with her immediately. it was apparent from day one that she's a remarkable young woman who is meant to work with kids. i couldn't imagine working with anyone else, and our family is blessed to have found her.Stacy , 13 lessons with Melody
Great with Virtual School student!
Melody was a lot of help for my daughter who is a senior at Florida Virtual School. Melody was familiar with the program which was very helpful and I feel that my daughter had a better understanding of the subject matter. We will definitely be using her again.Jennifer , 7 lessons with Melody
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